A few months ago I changed the format of Coach Radio to what I thought would be more fun. In the past I’ve jumped right into content or teaching in the first few minutes of the show. While there are a lot of great shows that do that, I’ve realized that’s not exactly who I am.
Don’t get me wrong, I love great content. But even when I’m working, I love to have fun.
The other day I got this tweet and my heart sank:
A proper response might have been to apologize and immediately change back to the old way of doing things. That’s when I realized I was doing it exactly right.
Between various shows I’ve produced, I’ve released about 400 episodes. Most of those episodes haven’t received a single comment or reaction, good or bad. People were listening, but they didn’t care much. The content wasn’t bad (or I would have received complaints or lost subscribers) but it also wasn’t remarkable (or people would have shared it with their friends like crazy). Instead it was just another podcast in a sea of thousands of podcasts.
Contrast that tweet to these that have been pouring in over the past few weeks.
Pretty good, huh?
My point is that if you’re not getting complaints, there probably aren’t many people on the other end of the spectrum who love you. This is hard if you seek approval from everyone. Truthfully, it’s also hard for me.
But it’s a reality. If you’re getting complaints and praise, you’re doing the right thing. The worst scenario is getting neither. I’m off to record more entertainment now.
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